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‘The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel’ Wins 8 Emmys

Rachel Brosnahan

We seriously can’t stop schepping nachas: Last night, at the 70th Annual Emmy Awards, our favorite show, The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel, won a whopping 8 (yes, 8!) awards.

The Amazon series — which revolves around Midge Maisel (Rachel Brosnahanan), a fiery 1950’s Jewish housewife on the Upper West Side who, after splitting with her unfaithful husband, pursues her dream of being a standup comedian. (Her new career possibly comes at the expense of her parenting technique — or lack thereof — but that’s a subject for another time.)

The show — which is expected to premiere its second season later this year, and is already renewed for a third  — received 14 Emmy nominations overall.

Amy Sherman-Palladino, the show’s creator, received two awards, for outstanding writing and outstanding directing for a comedy series. In her acceptance speech, the iconic Gilmore Girls creator shared that the character of Midge was based on her father who passed away in 2012.

“My father inspired this, really, so I had to turn a 6-foot-2 Bronx Jew into Rachel Brosnahan,” Sherman-Palladino said. “That’s Hollywood!”

Brosnahan (who is notably not Jewish) took home her first Emmy for best leading actress in a comedy series. In her acceptance speech, she urged everyone to vote.

“One of the things that I love about this show is that it’s about a woman who’s finding her voice anew,” she told the crowd. “One of the most important ways that we can find and use our voice is to vote.”

Alex Borstein, Brosnahan’s co-star, also pocketed an Emmy for best supporting actress.

Amazon promises that season two coming soon. In the meantime, we’ll be here twiddling our thumbs and re-watching the trailer over and over again.

Mazel tov, team Maisel!

Image via Rachel Brosnahan’s Instagram

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